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The Lords' Speaker, Baroness Hayman, has given permission for the first-ever debate in the Palace of Westminster on the future of the bishops in the House of Lords.
Update 21st Jan: A few people have been in touch saying they would be interested to know how many bishops in the Lords went to public schools.
If anyone wonders what Bishops get up to in the Second Chamber, then they should read the exchange in the House of Lords yesterday during a debate on the use of titles.
Plans for a wholly or mainly elected House of Lords have been shelved until after the next general election, Jack Straw announced yesterday, but bishops would remain in a reformed Second Chamber if it is not wholly elected.
I see that the Archbishop of Canterbury devoted an entire lecture last night to the morality and ethics of the state.